I was discriminated against my former employer regarding my disability (neuropathy). I was actively going to them very constantly about my reasonable accommodation. I was told to provide medical documentation from my doctor which I did and even after that they only followed the accommodation when they wanted to.
I have audio evidence of my boss instructing me to go against my accommodation. When I approached human resources about this; I was told " Well it very well possible your boss told you to go against your accommodation she knows best how to do her job".
After that I asked my boss to partner up with a coworker for assistance on a project and she told me "other need that kind of help, you don't need that kind of help". I believe she was angry because I turned her in.
I have all of this one tape and emails I've sent to human resources when I reported the discrimination.
Should I submit all of this when filing the complaint? Does the NYSDHR have mediation or something? How does it usually work after receiving your complaint? Thank you
There is no set answer. Each case is different. I recommend you have a consultation with an employment lawyer who handles plaintiff disability discrimination cases before filing with SDHR.
You definitely should file a complaint with the Division of Human Rights but it is difficult to advise you what to include without reviewing the documents and tape. Our office routinely handles these types of cases, give us a call and we would be happy to take a look.
You should speak with an attorney to determine if the Division of Human Rights is the best place for you to file or if there are other available options for you to explore.
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